A Scottish economics education, working as an economist, followed by 20 years representing working people at the point of production in Scottish industry has fired up my passion to bring about a real change and a radical rebalancing of power in the Scottish economy, writes Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard
Get folk workin’, get them oot on the fishin’ boats. Fishin’s comin’ hame! Thank God for ze Bregzit.
Big Scotlander Scotland is one of the better performing parts of the UK by measure of productivity, but it is still below the UK average. If it is below the UK average how can it be one of the better performing parts?
Aristotle Remember, he just wants more votes.
Ross Donaldson The best way to start fixing “Scotland’s broken economy” would be to get rid of the useless “Sitting on his Hands” Corbyn and find a leader who can take Scotland and the UK out of this catastrophic Brexit blunder...
George Kelly Whether Brexit is a blunder at this moment in time remains to be seen. The nats are only using this as an excuse to peddle their insane aims for independence.
Scotland and the Union Forever “Whether Brexit is a blunder at this moment in time remains to be seen.” No it doesn’t. It has already damaged the economy and made us poorer and stopped Scotland being a place to go to invest for the single market. This before it has even happened with worse to come.
Cagey Richard advocates longer holidays and parental leave to solve our productivity crisis. He is a typical product of Holyrood. How can workshy dopes like him ever claim to represent working Scots?
Hoditanddodit Imagine Scotland being able to hold its head up high and proud – if only it could stop its addiction to England’s taxes for survival and paid its own way for a change.
The_answer Worst combination ever: politicians who studied economics. The answer is, of course, more politics! More state interference, higher spending and more borrowing. Exactly what has contributed to the steady decline of Scottish and UK economy? As a suggestion, how about politicians get out the way, get out of our pockets and allow businesses to operate and invest as they see fit?